Sports & Recreation: Upward Soccer


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What is Upward Soccer?
Upward Soccer is a ministry at Rose Drive Friends Church for all those families seeking a league that celebrates team soccer and good sportsmanship.
Simply, the Upward philosophy is as follows: Each Child Plays. Every Child Learns. Every Child is a Winner. RDF is one of many participating churches in a program that is available across the nation. For more information about Upward Unlimited, visit www.upward.orgOur Upward Soccer League is designed for boys and girls from 1st – 6th grade. The children will learn soccer skills alongside valuable Biblical lessons. This indoor soccer league places importance squarely on teaching the Word of God to a younger generation. We strive to promote and teach good sportsmanship and teamwork in a Biblical context – we make every attempt to make sure all players get an equal amount of game play.

2017 Spring Soccer Details:
Online Registration: January 30, 2017 – March 10, 2017; Cost $125
   Registration fee includes jersey, shorts and ball.

Late Registration: Saturday, March 11, 2017, in person at Evaluations in the gym, Cost $150
7 weeks of Games: Saturdays April 22,  May 6-20, June 3-17
(Serve at Love Placentia April 29; off on May 27 for Memorial Weekend)
Game Times: One hour/week on Saturdays: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm (Generally, our older teams play first, followed by our younger teams.)
•Evaluation Day: Saturday, March 11, (see schedule below) and Sunday, March 12, 1:00-4:00 pm in the Rose Drive Friends Church Gymnasium

Boys & Girls, 5th & 6th Grade: Between 8:00-9:00 am
Boys & Girls, 3rd & 4th Grade: Between 9:00-10:30 am
Boys & Girls, 1st & 2nd Grade: Between 10:00 am-12:00 pm
(Please wear tennis shoes; shin guards are optional.)

Practices Start the week of Monday, April 10.
Practice Days/Times: Team are assigned a one-hour weekly practice time that can begin at 5:30, 6:30, or 7:30 pm in the Gym on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays. You may choose one day that does not work for your schedule during the online registration process.
Upward Soccer Celebration: Monday, June 19, 6:00-7:00 pm, in the Center Bldg (the building with the clocktower).
Coach/Volunteer Meetings: Are you interested in coaching or volunteering in any other way?  Please come to an interest meeting on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 6:00 pm or Monday, March 27, at 6:00 pm in the Fireside Room, on the SE side of the gym. (Please note that all of our Head Coaches will be background checked and fingerprinted.)

For a list of Frequently Asked Questions, please click here.
Questions? Call Kristen in the Church Office: 714.528.6496 or email